Lauri Peterson

After an emotional year, Lauri Waring Peterson and her son Josh speak candidly about his battle with drug addiction.

on Jan 22, 20080

Lauri: And you don't know how many blog comments I've gotten from viewers that have said my son went through the same types of things at Josh's age and just to let you know, he turned out to be this wonderful man, has a beautiful family and has a successful career. So, just to let you know everybody goes through really dark times in their lives, and that nine times out of 10 they end up happy. And so I think, again, I think viewers are concerned with ... Josh's success.

Bravotv.com: We saw last week just the beginning of Josh coming over to George's house and the therapist appearing. How did that all come about and what was your first reaction when your mom suggested doing that?

Josh: Well, it was my mom asking me. She told me; she asked me, you know, well, it's long...Well, my mom had contacted me, and she told me that...I had let her know that I was interested in going to the wedding. I know that if I had not gone...I know that this is all temporary. This is really stupid to think that the drama that occurs in my life when I'm 18 is going to affect me for the rest of my life. Whereas a lot of things will, family drama...I definitely don't think will be one of those things. I hope that anyone who is fighting with their parents at 18 can resolve all their differences.

Lauri: I think what he's saying is that through everything that we were going through to have him not be a part of the wedding, both of us would regret it for the rest of our lives.

8 comments
anolf
anolf

hi laura am from uganda,east africa... i am soo hapi ffor you and josh and i pray u guys stay together till death do you apart...i like and am so grateful to God on ur behalf dat finally he answered your prayers... b blessed

martha correa
martha correa

i miss you your the only reason i watch the show come back ur the only real one and the only one that does not go into peoples life because u have ur own

myranda
myranda

heyy girlyy!!!!!! miss yea on the show...... u where one of my fav's...... u r one of my heros wish one day i could mite u and ur familyy......

love one of your fans, myranda seyomur

Dee Dee
Dee Dee

WE MISS U LAURI .........COME BACK SOON